Irish professional golfer Rory Mcllroy is one of the most famous sportspersons of the 2010s. Since turning professional in 2007, he has recorded several accomplishments in record time and so much more is expected of him, going by his antecedents. His achievements in the world of golf are well known, however, not very much is known about the private life of this former world number one, particularly the love story of Erica Stoll and Rory Mcllroy – Erica being his gorgeous spouse.
Mcllroy was once in the middle of a major relationship scandal after ending his engagement with a fellow sports superstar a few weeks to their wedding. Fortunately, he has found a more stable and enduring love life in recent times with his girlfriend-turned-wife Erica Stoll.
Erica Stoll is an embodiment of the woman who is found behind every successful man as she is always standing behind (or side by side) her famous better half at nearly all of his sports tournaments. She is always there to celebrate with him through his wins and to comfort him on the few occasions where he loses out.
Owing to his illustrious golfing career, Rory McIlroy gets to spend the greater part of his life in the spotlight but as revealed by him, his lovely leading lady restores normalcy to his life. We take a close look at the longrunning relationship between this cute couple; how they met, their wedding, their marital union so far and every other thing in-between.
How Did Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy Meet?
These two lovebirds have known each other since the year 2012. Mcllroy was participating in the Ryder Cup in Medinah, Illinois, while Erica Stoll was an employee of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America at the time. On their very first encounter, the star golfer had missed his alarm and was on the verge of arriving late for his game but for the intervention of Stoll who woke him up.
The duo did not automatically become lovers following this incident but they formed a friendship which continued to blossom as the years rolled by. They began to spend more time together in the summer of 2014 following Mcllroy’s infamous split from his former girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki. Their relationship became exclusive soon afterwards.
In December 2015, the picture-perfect couple took their romance a notch higher when they announced that they had gotten engaged. The engagement took place while the couple went on vacation to Paris, the city of love.
Erica Stoll And Rory McIlroy: An Interesting Love Story
The wedding between Erica Stoll and Rory Mcllroy took place on April 22, 2017. They tied the knot at Saint Mary’s Church in the grounds of Ashford Castle, in County Mayo, West Ireland. The over 800-year old venue is one of the most exquisite hotels in Mcllroy’s native country and for the festivities of their wedding, the couple booked up the five-star hotel for 5 days.
As expected, the wedding between Erica Stoll and Rory Mcllroy was a star-studded ceremony but it was kept as private as possible and barely any pictures from it have made its way to the public. The official ceremony was followed by a lavish reception which featured performances from Ed Sheeran, as well as music legend Stevie Wonder who performed with an 18-man band. Irish actor Jamie Dornan, One Direction’s Niall Horan, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs were also among the celebrities on the guest list.
Erica Stoll’s fairytale wedding to Rory Mcllroy is estimated to have cost an astonishing €1 million but this comes as no surprise, seeing that the latter is one of the highest earning sports stars of this generation. After the ceremonies, the couple headed off to the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, their first stop on their 10-day honeymoon.
Other Facts About Erica Stoll
Erica Stoll was born in 1987 and interestingly, she is two years older than her famous better half Rory Mcllroy. She is a New York native but has spent the greater part of her life in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. As revealed by her famous husband, she does not enjoy being in the spotlight a lot and prefers to keep her personal life off the media.